Anchorage police officer shot, suspect arrested

Sep 13, 2012 -- 2:00pm


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A police officer was shot inside an Anchorage hotel while investigating a burglary. Police Department spokesman Lt. Dave Parker says officers went to the Merrill Field Inn at about 11:30 a.m. Thursday to investigate a burglary. He says while questioning three people inside one of the hotel rooms, one of them began shooting from the bathroom. Parker says there was an exchange of gunfire. He says one of the officers sustained a graze wound to his back and was taken to a hospital. The suspect was arrested shortly before 1:30 p.m.

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